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Downtown Rapid City

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Address: Rapid City, SD 57701
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Description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art...
Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events. Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round.
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Stroll around the town center and look at fun presidential scultures.won

Spotting various presidents is great fun and ideal for photo ops...pick your favorite! Or least favorite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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ypsilanti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Spotting various presidents is great fun and ideal for photo ops...pick your favorite! Or least favorite.

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Westcliffe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It was so fun to walk around looking at the sculptures of all of our past presidents. Nice stores and shops too.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Walkable, clean, good craft beer, good lunch options. A pleasant surprise. I cannot comment on what I didn't like but I will say I loved the graffiti alley!

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Toronto, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a few days in the area sight seeing, and the day we flew back home, we had a few hours before our flight, so we stopped in downtown Rapid City for lunch. It has that well taken care of feel to it. We enjoyed the president statues on the street corners. We had a delicious lunch at Que... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for an afternoon, but we just didn't find the spot too enticing. It was a rainy day, so maybe that was the reason, but if you are only going to visit SD once, you might prefer one of the beautiful parks.

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

Thank you for making Downtown Rapid City a destination in your travels! We have had quite a bit of rain in the forecast as of late, but are looking forward to many days of sunshine throughout the summer. We hope that, like you, Downtown Rapid City is a destination of travel as part of the Black Hills experience. This area... More 

Denton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

They have done a great job keeping the square and shops around it up. There are usually weekend activities in the square. On this trip there was a live band and other activities for the kids going on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great little square for a pop up festival, beer tasting and live music. Good time to just hang out and enjoy the beers and music.

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Harrison, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Downtown Rapid City has a touch of something for all. I like to stroll and window shop many of its specialty shops. Do you wanna go "oil tasting"? they got it! When you have filled your bag with all that great swag,,,now it's time to dine at any of a big handful of dining options.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are many attractions in downtown Rapid City, however, parking is at a premium. If you can afford to keep feeding the parking meter during the day it makes for a good shopping trip, otherwise even at night parking is scarce.

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

As the busy tourism season approaches in the Black Hills, here's a guide on where to park in Downtown Rapid City: The ramp next to Main Street Square and the city lots are free after 4 p.m. on weekdays. They are also FREE all day on weekends and holidays! Parking on Main and St. Joseph streets in Downtown Rapid City... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Downtown is a great place to visit. A new town square lets the kids run around free in the fountains. The city holds a weekly summer festival that is a must do. The president's sculpture walk is very educational and will take you by fun shops and eating establishments.

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